A final word on those bent on comparing Yogi Adityanath with Narendra Modi. The case being put forward is that the Mahant of Gorakhnath Temple is being maliciously misrepresented in media just as Modi was post Gujarat riots. This is a strawman argument because dissimilarities between Modi and Yogi far outnumber the similarities.

Unlike Adityanath, who is a five-time MP with a proven track record of running for public office, Modi was a virtually untested leader who had never appeared before in an election. He was known for his organisational skills but never as a polarising figure.

Yogi Adityanath (Left) and PMO Narendra Modi (Right).

Yogi’s consistently inflammatory rhetoric, samples of which are strewn all over cyberspace are in stark contrast with Modi’s public utterances where he has never wavered from the straight and narrow. There is no doubt a similarity in the way media has targeted both, but in Yogi’s case there appears to be a lot of justification for it.

It will be pertinent to remember that the entire liberal outrage industry against Modi is based on the 2002 riots, over which he has repeatedly been put on trial and has emerged unscathed from every scrutiny and every inquiry commission including the one constituted by the highest court of the land.

Whereas in his own election affidavit in 2014, Yogi disclosed that “he faced criminal cases, including attempted murder, intimidation, promoting religious enmity, defiling a place of worship, rioting, and trespassing on burial places.”

The media worldwide faces an acute crisis of credibility. Their critical stance against Yogi, therefore, is likely to generate further groundswell instead of censure. But to use that yardstick to draw a false comparison between Modi and Yogi Adityanath is problematic.

The noise apart, Yogi’s appointment is the clearest sign that Modi doesn’t waver when it comes to taking disruptive decisions be it economic, military or political.

But a large section of his backers, not detractors, would see this move as a tragic let-down.

 

Source: The Quint

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